POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Diboll Police Department is reporting that a major wreck with injuries has just occurred in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 59 in Polk County.
At 8 p.m., DPS released the following statement, confirming the death of one person in the wreck.
The Diboll Police Department posted on its Facebook page that the wreck is in the area of Piney Creek near Corrigan.
"Expect traffic to slow, and there will be delays," the Facebook post stated. "For now, the highway is closed southbound."
East Texas News has reached out to the Texas Department of Public Safety for more details on the crash.
Rhonda Oaks, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation, said that crews are working to clear the crash site, and because the southbound lanes are blocked, the traffic is heavy.
"Expect delays," Oaks said.